I was just informed by the Canon repair facility in NJ that my 5D mark II is unrepairable due to "extensive water damage". The parts alone will exceed the cost of replacing the camera body. (over $2000.00) I contacted customer service In Virginia where I was told that they stand behind their techs and that was the finding. All people I spoke with read the report back repeatedly. Let me explain... The camera was around my neck at Expedition Everest In Disney when it began to rain two weeks ago. I was less than fifty feet from the souvenir shop waiting to take a picture of my family members as they emerged on the ride from the side of the mountain. When the rain began I walked into the shop and wiped the camera off with my tee shirt. The camera went into continuous shoot mode for about three or four shots then shut down. That was the last time it worked. Canon asked me to send $310.00 to begin working on it. A week later I decided to check the status of the repair and I see that the camera is being returned to me unrepaired as per my request. As it stands after speaking to six different people in NJ and Virginia Canon will see if they can sell me a refurbished 5d mark II at a discounted price. Oh I forgot to mention... The water damage can be a bucket of water or a drop. Once it enters the main mechanism the tech determines to replace all internal parts he deems affected by possible corrosion. This after I argued the point of not having exposed the camera to extensive rain or having dropped it in water. Please share your like experiences as I find this very difficult to accept. The entire process and the way it has been handled has left me with a sour taste in my mouth. Had I been using the camera in the rain or dropped it in water I would not be writing this post. Are these bodies made of tissue paper?